News Articles About College Culture

Although many students admit they're embarrassed to ask for money, crowdfunding has proven to be successful for students with the help of friends, families, colleagues and even strangers.

Is GoFundMe College Funding Going Too Far?

March 14, 2017 10:49 AM
by Susan Dutca
Although many students admit they're embarrassed to ask for money, crowdfunding has proven to be successful for students with the help of friends, families, colleagues and even strangers.
Hundreds of Middlebury College students turned their backs on, and shouted down a prominent and controversial writer and scholar, Dr. Charles Murray, preventing him from giving a public lecture. The violent attack on free speech left one college professor injured and Middlebury’s President disappointed with the deep and troubling divisions that were on display [that] night.

Middlebury Students Shout Down Speaker; Professor Injured

March 7, 2017 9:52 AM
by Susan Dutca
Hundreds of Middlebury College students turned their backs on, and shouted down a prominent and controversial writer and scholar, Dr. Charles Murray, preventing him from giving a public lecture. The
Two University of Washington professors are calling out fake news and alternative facts in defense of the scientific community with their new course Calling Bullshit In The Age of Big Data. Students, as well as the general public will have the opportunity to learn how to detect and defuse bullshit.

"Calling BullS**t" College Course

February 28, 2017 3:04 PM
by Susan Dutca
Two University of Washington professors are calling out "fake news" and "alternative facts" in defense of the scientific community with their new course "Calling Bullshit In The Age of Big Data."
One Faculty Master is keeping his free cookie tradition strong for College House residents, even while he's on sabbatical. Every Wednesday at 10 p.m., freshman line up Master Dennis DeTurck's apartment for a sweet snack and the singing of show tunes. This is only one example of the many food-centric traditions found at the university.

Free Cookie Tradition Yields College Camaraderie

February 21, 2017
by Susan Dutca
One Faculty Master is keeping his free cookie tradition strong for College House residents, even while he's on sabbatical. Every Wednesday at 10 p.m., freshman line up Master Dennis DeTurck's
Due to Oregon's $1.8 billion budget crisis, public university leaders want funding reallocated from the Promise program to the state's need-based grant, which is awarded to low-income students who attend Oregon's public universities.

Fight for Free College in Oregon(?)

February 14, 2017 3:16 PM
by Susan Dutca
Due to Oregon's $1.8 billion budget crisis, public university leaders want funding reallocated from the Promise program to the state's need-based grant, which is awarded to low-income students who
Wheaton College, a liberal arts college in Massachusetts, has created a refugee scholarship following the POTUS' immigration order in an effort to preserve their foreign-born community. Another scholarship called The Privilege Grant, was recently created and is exclusively for white men pursuing college on equal footing with their female, queer and ethnic minority classmates.

New Scholarships to Support Refugees...and White Males?

February 7, 2017
by Susan Dutca
Wheaton College, a liberal arts college in Massachusetts, has created a refugee scholarship following the POTUS' immigration order in an effort to preserve their "foreign-born community." Another
College is supposed to be the best four years of your life. Or as one sociology professor claims: a big four-year orgy. Was college always this fun? History may indicate otherwise, and Lisa Wade highlights a demographic shift 300 years ago that changed the college campus landscape and made colleges bastions of sex, booze, and entitlement.

Modern College Culture: Sex, Booze & Entitlement?

January 10, 2017
by Susan Dutca
College is supposed to be the best four years of your life. Or as one sociology professor claims: "a big four-year orgy." Was college always this fun? History may indicate otherwise, and Lisa Wade
A burglar who targeted college apartments in Cobb County is now in jail after Kayla Mesar, a freshman university wrestler threatened and scared him off campus property.

Female Wrestler Scares Off Burglar

January 3, 2017
by Susan Dutca
A burglar who targeted college apartments in Cobb County is now in jail after Kayla Mesar, a freshman university wrestler threatened and scared him off campus property. The identified suspect,
Teenagers aren't using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco as much as they used to, according to a new national study. Substance use rates have declined significantly and are at their lowest since the 1990s. Despite this trend, researchers caution that there is still high use of marijuana for a certain age group.

Fewer Teens Getting Lit, New Study Reveals

December 13, 2016
by Susan Dutca
Teenagers aren't using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco as much as they used to, according to a new national study. Substance use rates have declined significantly and are at their lowest since the 1990s.
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